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Boston 2024 tries again with bid 2.0

The group behind the thus-far troubled bid for the Olympic games released an updated version of its proposal Monday at a press conference held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, adding more details about venues, expected costs and revenues, ...

Why do you think people still fly the Confederate flag?

Racism. They fly it because they can get away with it. — Willie Webster, Cook, Roxbury

Meaning of Texas’ Juneteenth lost in Boston

Juneteenth was originally a celebration for Texans. Efforts to extend it beyond the Lone Star State create a historical conundrum. The date that should be celebrated for the legal abolition of slavery in America is Dec. 6, 1865, for the ...

Obamacare: Health insurance for all Americans

In a dispositive 6-3 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court recently rescued 6.4 million Americans in 34 states from the loss of their health insurance. The Affordable Care Act, derisively referred to as Obamacare by its opponents, included language that would ...

Main Streets marks 20 yrs. of business improvements

More than 400 came to the Strand Theatre last week to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Boston Main Streets program, which has helped revitalize 20 neighborhood business districts in the city.

Local officials denounce Dominican Republic’s planned expulsions

Local elected officials joined state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry for a press conference calling on the Dominican Republic to halt plans to forcibly expel Dominican-born people of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants.

Boston rents put squeeze on city elderly

As buildings change hands and rents increase, elderly renters and homeowners are feeling pressue in Roxbury, the South End, Chinatown and other neighborhoods in various stages of gentrification.

Quincy Miller

Citizens Bank announced the appointment of Quincy Miller, president of Citizens’ Business Banking division, as its new Massachusetts state president. Miller succeeds Jerry Sargent, who will focus full-time on leading Citizens Commercial Banking’s Middle Market business after serving as state ...

Airport workers stage strike, protest working conditions

A group of Logan airport workers staged a 24-hour strike and State House demonstration last week to protest what they say are illegal business practices and subpar workplace conditions under their employers, ReadyJet Inc. and G2 Secure Staff, LLC. The ...

Gardner Museum opens doors for free during Neighborhood Nights

For three summer evenings, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will open its doors for a series of Neighborhood Nights, inviting all, but especially our Fenway, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, and Dorchester neighbors, to join in a free celebration of ...

Governor Baker releases Opioid Working Group recommendations

Vowing to change the way the Commonwealth treats and even thinks about substance addiction, Governor Charlie Baker today released the findings of his Opioid Working Group, a comprehensive report detailing 65 actionable steps to curb the deadly opioid epidemic.

Poorly timed repairs make for rough going in Franklin Park

This past weekend, some attendees at the annual Roxbury Homecoming celebration, were dismayed to find that the concrete paths where the event was held in Franklin Park were under construction. The torn up presented an accessibility problem, especially for a ...

Loretta Janice Williams, 78, was activist scholar

Loretta Janice Williams was born November 1, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts to Leon and Ira Lomax. She graduated from Girls Latin School, attended Simmons College and received her Ph.D in sociology from S.U.N.Y Buffalo. Inspired by her father, the title ...

Voting rights coalition lauds rollout of online registration

Secretary of State William Galvin this week announced the official launch of online voter registration, implementing a long-awaited reform that will allow Massachusetts citizens with signatures on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles to fill out paperless voter registration ...

The challenges to successful fatherhood

For many black men, Father’s Day was a time for poignant memories rather than unbridled joy. Life in America for many blacks is challenging and full of frustration. The standard for attaining full manhood always seems just beyond reach, and ...